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Ivrea

(ēvrĕ`ä), city (1991 pop. 24,704), Piedmont, NW Italy, on the Dora Baltea River. It is a commercial and industrial center, and it is the headquarters of Olivetti, an important Italian company. Manufactures include typewriters, computers, and textiles. A Roman town (Eporedia), it was later the capital of a Lombard duchy and then the seat of a marquisate. Berengar IIBerengar II
, d. 966, marquis of Ivrea. In 950 he made himself and his son joint kings of Italy, but his great unpopularity and his attempt to force Adelaide, his predecessor's widow, to marry his son, brought the intervention (951) of Otto I of Germany.
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, one of its rulers, was briefly king of Italy (mid-10th cent.). Ivrea passed to the house of Savoy in the 14th cent. The city is dominated by a picturesque castle (14th cent.), which has four red brick towers.
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The great peaks rose several thousand feet above the glaciers, and then, as now, shattered by sun and frost, poured down their showers of rocks and stones, in witness of which there are the immense piles of angular fragments that constitute the moraines of Ivrea.
"The boulders from Mont Blanc, upon the plain below Ivrea, assure us that the glacier which transported them existed for a prodigious length of time.
"The moraines around Ivrea are of extraordinary dimensions.
In effetti gli echi del Convegno di Ivrea (10-12 giugno 1967), nel quale il teatro di ricerca italiano opera il primo bilancio degli otto anni di attivita intercorsa tra il 1959 e il 1967, risuonano all'esterno e si traducono con l'esigenza di fare il punto della situazione a livello locale alla ricerca di una strada istituzionale (Visone, 2010: 227-251).
TEES Active Sports Academy member Daisy Cooil won silver at the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior World Championships in Ivrea, Italy.
The new World Heritage sites, in order of inscription, are: Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th century (Italy) -- The industrial city of Ivrea is located in the Piedmont region and developed as the testing ground for Olivetti, manufacturer of typewriters, mechanical calculators and office computers.
Both drivers of the train and the lorry were killed in the crash while 18 people including the train conductor were injured, Italy's state railway company Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) said, adding that the crash occurred on a railway line connecting the cities of Turin and Ivrea.
The train was traveling from Turin to Ivrea, Italy, and was 50 minutes into the journey when the accident took place.
A court in Ivrea, Italy, awarded him PS418 a month under a government workplace insurance scheme.